Charlize Theron To Become 'Agent 13' For 'Planet of the Apes' Director

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This upcoming June looks to be a good time for Charlize Theron, seeing how the Oscar-winning blonde bombshell plays a part in two of the month's (heck, the entire year's) most anticipated releases: Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. As it were, the actress looks to stay on course with science-fiction fare in the future, now that she's attached to headline a sci-fi thriller titled Agent 13.

Theron is just one of two big names included as part of the Agent 13 movie package being shopped around right now. The other half of the equation is director Rupert Wyatt, also known as the English filmmaker who popped up on moviegoers' radar last year - thanks to his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Variety says that several major studios are currently circling Agent 13. Details on the script penned by relative newcomer T.S. Nowlin - who's also working on the upcoming Wyatt Earp/Doc Holliday western, Wild Guns - are being kept under wraps for the time being, but early signs (see: the talent which Nowlin's sceenplay has attracted) point towards a potentially promising sci-fi action flick.

Wyatt has also been tapped to oversee in-development projects like Jericho Falling and the next installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise, thanks to his fine work on last year's Apes rebooting prequel (preboot?). It's actually for similar reasons that we included him on our list of 5 worthy candidates to direct Catching Fire.

Although a Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel - which Wyatt has already started tossing around ideas for - would undoubtedly take precedence over a project like Agent 13, it's certainly possible the director could choose to move ahead with the latter, rather than remain tied down to the Apes franchise (a la what happened with Gary Ross and the Hunger Games series). But that's mostly just us stirring the pot.

With a decorated starlet attached to the lead and a script by an up-and-comer - plus, an increasingly-popular director aboard - Agent 13 (passing over the unknown storyline) already sounds like a project worth keeping an eye out for.

We here at Screen Rant will be sure to keep you up-to-date on its progress, as more information is released.


Source: Variety

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